Media Account Executive

Comms & Strategic Planning Manchester, Manchester


Position at EssenceMediacom

Media Account Executive (Planning and management team)



Overview of role


A great opportunity for a talented candidate to accelerate their learning and development supporting a diverse range of clients with big appetites for growth. Working with the senior client team and investment channel specialists to help drive operational excellence and identify business solutions to support the unlocking of new growth opportunities. Supporting the senior client team in delivering the very best experience for your clients. You will be in the thick of the day-to-day management for your clients and an important operational linchpin in between the client and our specialist products and services.




Reporting of the role


To your Associate Director


3 best things about the job


1) Huge learning opportunity across a range of both blue-chip and challenger brand clients in different industry sectors across a multitude of communications disciplines. First class opportunity to develop your communications skills within a backdrop of the UK’s biggest and most awarded media agency.

2) Access to local and global best in class people, tools, systems and insights, designed to enable our people to deliver fresh thinking and growth for our clients.

3) Our culture – our people are our biggest asset and the business recognises this with  industry leading practices, growth opportunities and career support to help create the very best version of you.

Measures of success


In three months, you would have:

  • Understand the mechanics of the client’s business, have assessed the landscape and be able to plot out how to achieve operational excellence. Be comfortable in dealing with junior to middle to management clients and be adding value on calls and communications.


In six months, you would have:

  • Running the day-to-day operations for your clients. Delivering status updates, competitor and market insights, running results calls and supporting in wider PCA’s. Ensuring the smooth financial running of clients under your jurisdiction.


In 12 months, you would have:

  • Continually assessing the effective running of the day-to-day operations for your clients, WIP meetings, results analysis presentations and PCA’s. Inputting into operational strategy and delivering support for your senior client team in their pursuit of happy, engaged and growing clients.


Responsibilities of the role


  • Support in the day to day running of the client’s investments across all disciplines
  • Support in the running of WIP calls and status updates and feeding back to the wider agency team.
  • Robust cross channel knowledge and the ability to be able to hold a conversation with your client around specific channel opportunities.
  • Responsible for supporting the successful day to day operations of your clients accounts within the agency.
  • Manipulation and analysis of client data to present internally and be able to interpret and use in the build out of results analysis and new plan development.
  • Updating of clients results, market insights and competitor analysis and the presentation to your clients.
  • Ability to identify and have a view on new client growth opportunities.
  • To be able to organise and run internal meetings with specialist teams to support the day to day operation of your clients business.
  • Understand the mechanics of your clients business and sector to be able to add value to wider business conversations in support of your senior account team.
  • Build strong working relationships and ways of working with your junior to mid level client contacts




What you will need


  • Previous agency or client-side experience is beneficial but not essential
  • A robust understanding of the wider media eco system and to be able to articulate your thoughts around opportunities identified.
  • An ability to pull insights from data and formulate basic hypothesis to support plan development
  • A hunger to learn and develop
  • Detail obsessed
  • Positive energy
  • Ability to build and foster positive relationships
  • Strong communications skills
  • Strong client service ethic.

 *Please note that we are not able to offer sponsorship at this time. You must have the full right to work in the UK without need for sponsorship or a visa to work full-time by 17th April 2023*


About EssenceMediacom

We are a global communications agency leading with breakthrough thinking, building explosive growth for brands, and helping our clients see the bigger picture. Our daring global network of 10,000 influencers help our clients breach traditional boundaries in media, uncover novel ideas, and unleash exponential growth. EssenceMediacom challenges conventional thinking to build, propel, and supercharge our clients’ businesses at scale and lead our industry in critical areas such as diversity, equity, inclusion, and sustainability.  

EssenceMediacom understands that our people are tasked with big goals: building breakthrough growth for brands and leading with breakthrough thinking in our industry. Our people are at the heart of this work because their ideas will enable us to decode the intersections of people, content, and technology to bring our aspirations to life. Our success is down to our eclectic, diverse, and talented people. EssenceMediacom is a place for us to grow our careers and expand our horizons. EssenceMediacom is committed to building an agency culture that supports our people, puts diversity at the forefront of our operations, and creates opportunity for all. This collective culture will be our “new power” where ideas are freely exchanged, and collaboration is actively encouraged in a place where you can innovate in our hyperconnected world.  



*Although we cannot make guarantees, we welcome conversations about flexible working for all roles at EssenceMediaCom London*